Foam Rolling for Myofascial Release
with Julie Burtis
Saturday April 12th
The foam roller is a cylindrical piece of dense foam that is used to release tight muscles, prevent injuries, and improve circulation. In this workshop, participants will learn to use this tool to treat a variety of muscle groups, including the calves, IT band, and quadriceps. A printout of the techniques taught in class will be provided.
Foam rollers can be purchased online or in most sporting goods stores and generally cost about $20. Black foam rollers provide a more intense massage, white foam rollers are more gentle. A 6 by 36 inch foam roller is recommended for this workshop.
Foam rolling techniques are performed on the floor using the arms to support part of the body’s weight. Participants must be comfortable getting up and down from the floor and bearing some weight in the arms.
Julie Burtis DPT Julie is a physical therapist and a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor at the Introductory ll level. She is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has traveled to India twice to study with the Iyengar family. Her teaching integrates mindfulness, breath work, and precise therapeutic exercise. She enjoys working with students of all levels and is particularly interested in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
Preregistration is required!